Vocal improvisation and play is central to Hanna’s practice, and is embodied in her small-scale solo voice compositions, often devised spontaneously on the day of specific events or occasions, responding to site and subject.
1. Voice Sketches at Outlandia, vocal improvisations responding to the sounds of places, made during a residency at Outlandia, Glen Nevis, August 2015
2. Bird in the Tower, a place-specific non-lexical vocal improvisation, performed in Dan Robinson’s Cabin as part of Alec Finlay’s ‘Bow Down’, an informal performance-walk with Alec Finlay, Amy Cutler and Alison Lloyd, for the opening of Ordinary Culture’s ‘Duke’s Wood Project’, Nottinghamshire, 31 August 2013.
3. Don’t Lose Your Head, a site-specific non-lexical vocal improvisation, for Krijn de Koning’s ‘Land’ instalation, at Edinburgh College of Art’s sculpture court. Part of Ross Sinclair’s Real Life Parledonia event at Edinburgh Art Festival, August 2013
4. A Poetic Journey to High Pasture Cave, place-specific vocal improvisation, part of an informal performance-walk with poets Alec Finlay, Meg Bateman and artist Caroline Dear, for PANORAMA, ATLAS arts, Kilbride, Isle of Skye, May 2013
Image credit: (4) Luke Allan / Suzy Lee